To start with I was supposed to pass my B.E. in May 2009, but I passed in Dec 2011.Due to my poor academic record I never got an opportunity to even apply in MNC.Now its been 10 months and I am working as n/w engg.The prob is I have a great knowledge but its not getting utilized and salary is 9k only.Since it is a small company It is not going to change much.Also to school friend are now having exp close to 3 years and earning 30-35k p.m.I feel very embarrassed in front of them.So I am thinking to change job and instead of 1 years i would like 2 show 2 years of i have a good knowledge technical interview is not a big deal..what shud i do..?
From India, Mumbai
If you think you deserve it... If you think you can fake it.... If you can prove you are worth it.... Go for it... What stops you?
From India, Delhi
Hi Simplysonu,

Have you not heard of Honesty and Integrity?

These two characteristics define YOU !!

So, in May 2009 you failed your B.E. but in December 2011 you PASSED ... so hold your head up high.

Don't worry about your friends and how how much they earn, do you not work hard and also earn? After all, are they paying for your expenses? or are you proudly holding your own.

Realize that it is only a matter of time...

You have served just 10 months in another 26 months you will have served 3 YEARS, guess what.... you will be on the same terms as your friends.

Realize that you have the potential...

You say you have tremendous knowledge. Utilize it and let your manager know. Use your initiative and do more than what is required.

Realize the future...

Friends will come and go. Incomes will vary. Life goes on.

Realize that when YOU are a manager...

Would you like your subordinates to have faked?

Go forth and face the challenges of this world with Honesty and Integrity and Success and Respect WILL follow.

Believe in yourself.



From United Kingdom, Barrow
Atul Sharma, Your website states " ...supporting people to identify strengths and create happiness and success... " Do you really do this by encouraging people to FAKE? Regards, Harsh
From United Kingdom, Barrow
Thanx Harsh for ur words...I agree wid u completely...d thought crossed my mind jst bcz i m very much behind from d position in which i shud i have been 2de..i m behind by 2 & half years..from my friend who complted degree in time...i m 25..and earning jst hurts a lot..also in networkin exp ppl get job wid high pay,,hence d idea of fake exp came 2 my mind..but u rite..i must not b i will never b proud of my self..
From India, Mumbai
Hi Harsh,

I have been a part of HRD for many years and I have seen lot of people with all set of values.

Some people stick to the truth and hard work and get success.

Some people take different means and try to get success.

When I say that I support people to identify their strengths, I am not judging their value systems.

What I told Simplysonu was just a remark of the reflection of what he wrote in a very light way.

Please do not ‘judge’ me on what I wrote.

If a person’s value system allows him to fake experience and get success in a faster way that’s him to decide.

I know people who have faked experience because they were not getting jobs. I know people who faked experience because there were gaps in their experience.

If the reality is troubling a person too much and he feels that faking an experience can help him to get a better job…. and if he is ok with it… I would not stop a person.

It all comes to a person’s value system. ‘Being Manipulative’ is also a value and I have seen people who use it to their advantage. Sticking to truth is good but ‘being harmlessly diplomatic’ is also a value.

If Simplysonu is not ok faking experience I would not encourage him. But if he is ok to fake, I would not stop him by giving him lectures on honesty and integrity.

From India, Delhi
Hi Simplysonu,
Here’s my advice to you:
Take up some freelance projects and convince your clients that you want to fill up some gap in your experience so you would show those projects in that period.
You said that your knowledge is not being utilized fully in the present job. So, apply for a job you think you deserve and convince the employer of your skills and abilities. See that you get maximum hike.
In software field people change their job all the time. Fill up your gap with some experience, switch on to a better job, get a good hike and be happy.
Stop feeling like a victim and do something about your situation. You don’t need people’s approval for what you want to do.
Remember, hard work and honesty is good but smart work with harmless diplomacy is better...
All the best!

From India, Delhi
you will achieve your destination. But don’t take short cuts. Believe hard work and honesty. Regards, Sivakumar
From India, New Delhi
Hi Atul,
As your comment "...was just a remark of the reflection of what he wrote in a very light way..."
I withdraw my "judgement".
I agree that people have their own sets of values that differ from our own and I accept that. But when we are asked for guidance, especially from somebody as young as Simplysonu, then out words carry more weight.
In my opinion, no deception is harmless (diplomatic or otherwise). It is always harmful to somebody, eventually. Particularly as there is the possibility of creating a mindset that starts to feed on the notion of deception which leads to more and more deceptions over time; with each deception getting bigger and bigger, as the individual keeps getting away with it, (as evidenced by some of our politicians).
I appreciate your second post to Simplysonu.

From United Kingdom, Barrow
Hi Sonu
Am glad that you realised that you will not be proud of yourself if you are dishonest.
This is the direct immediate impact that faking records will have on you. The delayed yet sure impact would be that when the company that you join does a background check, they will naturally discover that you faked your experience. This will cause more shame and de-motivation than what your current salary is causing.
My suggestion is, stick to this job for at least 2 years and explore ways to prove your abilities. Document your achievements and create an impressive CV. At the end of 2 years, if you feel that your current job is not paying you well, apply outside. (Any good MNC recruits experienced professionals with a minimum of 2 yrs of exp.)
All the best. Do not lose hope.

From India, Madras

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